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Restaurateur Seibel Sent to Jail, Then Kitchen, in Tax Scam

  • Guilty plea came after years-long U.S. push on Swiss secrecy
  • Rowen Seibel battled chef Gordon Ramsay for restaurant control
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Restaurateur Rowen Seibel has made the gossip pages for getting socked by Diane von Furstenburg’s son and multimillion-dollar court fights he’s waging with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

On Friday, the 34-year-old New Yorker was sentenced to one month behind bars for using undeclared Swiss bank accounts and a Panamanian shell company to hide more than $1 million from the Internal Revenue Service.